On November 28, 2012, almost 200 faculty and staff met to explore the ways that new developments in online and hybrid learning are challenging the existing structures and practices of higher education. If you attended the meeting, please take a few moments to complete a brief survey about the experience and what types of activities you want to participate in as we continue to explore these crucial issues together: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/instructional_staff .As many of you know, new forms of online and hybrid education have mushroomed the past year, causing widespread stir. Stanford, MIT, Carnegie-Mellon and other prestigious universities are jumping into this new world. What does it mean for higher education? What is real and what is just hype? What are the pros and cons, the promise and the peril? What does it mean for us at LaGuardia? Our Instructional Staff meeting served as a kind of mini-conference, providing an opportunity for us to explore this topic and share insights, informing and preparing ourselves to chart our course as a college community. We explored both face-to-face and online, extending our opportunities for learning and exchange. Breakout sessions included MOOCs, Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative, Hybrid/Online Learning at LaGuardia, and ePortfolio in the Hybrid/Online classroom.
The online resource site at https://lagcc-cuny.digication.com/Hybrid_Online_Teaching_and_Learning/Home/published features articles and short presentations, allowing us to gather information about what's happening across the county AND what's already taking place here at LaGuardia.